A Neglected Virginia Pig Finds Sanctuary

January 2003

PETA found a pot-bellied pig at a Suffolk feed store in poor condition, all alone in a small pen. He had probably never seen another pig in his life. In a collective effort, we relocated the animal to a western Virginia sanctuary where he could live comfortably in spacious conditions with lots of friends.

Read about the business behind “exotic” animals like pot-bellied pigs.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind